Waukegan Park District Scholarship

The Waukegan Park District will award five individual $1,000 scholarships for the education of students who live within the boundaries of the Waukegan Park District and will be enrolled at a college, university, or trade school in the fall of 2020. The funds to support this program have been secured through private donations and gifts in the Waukegan Park District’s Memorial Endowment Fund to be reinvested back into the community, thereby paving the way for future leaders in our community.

Applicants must be a:

  • resident of the Waukegan Park District
  • student in the community attending a college, university, or trade school in fall 2020
  • student pursuing a park and recreation related field including but not limited to parks and recreation, business, accounting, public policy, public relations, forestry, horticulture, environmental science, graphic design, occupational safety, exercise sports science, and trades (construction, HVAC, electrician, building maintenance).

The application is available here. For more information, contact Ben at (847) 360-4729 or brichards@waukeganparks.org.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

The recipients of the 2020 Waukegan Park District Scholarship are Naya Brown, Kathy Colin, Katherine Flesher, Eduardo Flores, and Amari Patterson.

2020 Scholarship Recipients

2020 Scholarship Recipients
Second Class of Scholars

Naya Brown

Naya Brown
Augustana College

Kathy Colin

Kathy Colin
University of Richmond

Katherine Flesher

Katherine Flesher
Clark University

Eduardo Flores

Eduardo Flores
College of Lake County

Amari Patterson

Amari Patterson
Howard University

2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Waukegan Park District was pleased to present Adrian Ayala, Guadalupe Bueno, Luis Steven Garcia Gonzales, Xitlali Ramirez, and Kelvin Trejo with a scholarship to support their academic endeavors. The scholarship recipients are pursuing their dreams driven by a love and passion for our community. The future of our community is in great hands!

2019 Scholarship Recipients

2019 Scholarship Recipients
Inaugural Class

Adrian Ayala

Adrian Ayala
University of Wisconsin – Parkside

Lupe Bueno

Lupe Bueno
Coe College

Luis Steven Garcia-Gonzalez

Luis Steven Garcia-Gonzalez
College of Lake County

Xitlali Ramirez

Xitlali Ramirez
Duke University

Kelvin Trejo

Kelvin Trejo
Northeastern Illinois University